пятница, 25 июля 2014 г.

США. Два года за мошенничество с ценными бумагами. Оправдательный приговор в деле на судьями. Дело по ненадлежащей медицинской практике не потребовало показаний эксперта. Противостояние правообладателей франшиз с городскими властями и-за законопроекта об увеличении минимальной заработной платы. Защита работника от словесного угнетения. Гид для адвокатов как консультировать клиентов по вопросам социальных медиа. Жалоба против владельца ресторана. Недальновидная и опасная интернет политика Microsoft. Предложение увеличить прозрачность в работе Верховного суда.

Judge Scolds Securities Trader During Fraud Case Sentencing

A Connecticut federal judge has sentenced a former Wall Street trader to two years in prison for securities fraud, saying...READ MORE »

Axing Traffic Ct. Was About Ethics, Not Fraud, Officials Say

Following the acquittal of the six judges accused of ticket-fixing in the Philadelphia Traffic Court trial, several members of the criminal defense bar said the federal jury was correct in finding that no fraud was committed. READ MORE »

Sponge-in-Patient Case Doesn't Require Expert Witness

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has made clear in a published opinion what it said has always been the classic example of a res ipsa loquitur case?leaving a sponge in a patient speaks for itself and doesn't require an expert witness to prove negligence or causation in a medical malpractice trial. READ MORE »

Minimum-Wage Increase Attacks Advantages of Franchising

The International Franchise Association (IFA), a Washington, D.C.-based trade group, and five franchisees filed a lawsuit in U.S. district court in Seattle seeking to block Seattle's recently enacted law to increase the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour. The case characterizes the challenge by Seattle as attacking the franchise method of doing business and treating it like an employment arrangement. The case is brought under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, which provides a cause of action for "the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws" of the United States. READ MORE »

26 States Introduce Laws to Combat Workplace Bullying

While there may still be some people naive enough to think that "words will never hurt me," in some cases words have all the power and intention to do just that. Workplace bullying destructs the emotions and mentality of its victims, leading to immense psychological and emotional trauma, according to workplacebullying.org, the nation's grassroots legislative movement to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. The reality is that bullying is not only evident on the playground, but it is found within the workplace as well. As adults, the conditions are even tougher. In the workplace, the demands to perform well are high and the stakes of consistently performing well are even higher. What should an employee do when bullied in the midst of trying to perform at work?READ MORE »

Phila. Bar Association Issues Guidelines on Social Media Use

A recent Philadelphia Bar Association ethics opinion detailing how lawyers may instruct their clients on the use of social media provides greater clarity to lawyers caught in the middle of a constantly "evolving" digital landscape, some attorneys said. READ MORE »

Yelp Can't Dodge Suit Over its Review Filtering

Reversing a lower court, the Second District Court of Appeal ruled a restaurant operator can challenge the site's claims... READ MORE »

Viewpoint: Microsoft's Internet Policing Has Been Dangerously Wrongheaded

In seeking to shut down botnets, Microsoft (and a federal judge) failed to consider the effects on millions of innocent... READ MORE »

Supreme Court Gets 'Incomplete' Grade for Transparency

A coalition formed to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to increase transparency criticized the justices on Tuesday for not... READ MORE »

Aereo's Next Opponent: The US Copyright Office
After losing at the U.S. Supreme Court, what if Aereo Inc. turns out to be right and the U.S. Copyright Office is wrong? READ MORE »